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S’pore, Colombia discuss FTA
Singapore has begun negotiations with Colombia on a free trade agreement (FTA), Colombian press said on Monday.
Trade deal with Singapore to open door to APEC
Colombia’s trade minister told business newspaper La Republica that recently-started talks on initiating a free trade agreement with Singapore could clear the path to Colombia’s membership of the APEC Pacific Rim trading bloc.
Singapore FTA could be lavish feast
The proposed free trade (FTA) -like economic cooperation agreement with Singapore will not be a free lunch, but as long as Taiwan has the mettle to overhaul its economy, the deal could be a sumptuous feast.
New challenges in Taiwan-Singapore FTA talks
Taiwan and Singapore announced a plan last week to explore the feasibility of a bilateral economic cooperation agreement on a par with a free trade agreement (FTA).
Taiwan to negotiate FTA with Singapore
It has been announced that Taiwan and Singapore will initiate talks later this year on the feasibility of signing a bilateral economic cooperation agreement under the framework of the World Trade Organization. It was said that the trade agreement would not be called an FTA in order to avoid giving any problem to China.
Taiwan may try to reach free trade accord with Singapore, negotiator says
“We also hope to sign FTA with countries in South East Asia and even Japan,” Taiwan’s top negotiator with China, Chiang Pin-kung, said.
Trade talks between Singapore and EU well on track
Trade negotiations between Singapore and the European Union are on track with an agreement expected by next year, an EU official said Tuesday.
S’pore firms jump onto bandwagon ahead of Taiwan-China trade deal
Singaporean firm Oceanus, the world’s leading producer of abalone, is counting on Taiwan’s trade deal with Beijing to expand in China.
Govt wants to cap Temasek, GIC joint holding in Indian companies at 10%
The government of India wants a change in the India-Singapore Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (Ceca), to explicitly bar the city state’s investment companies Temasek and GIC from having a combined equity stake of more than 10% in any Indian listed company.
Philippines, Singapore FTAs to follow ECFA: report
Taiwan has made strides in negotiating free trade agreements with the Philippines and Singapore, the United Evening News reported yesterday, citing an unnamed high-level source within the government.
Singapore, Costa Rica ink FTA
Singapore and Costa Rica signed the Singapore-Costa Rica Free Trade Agreement on Tuesday.
’New generation’ free-trade deal talks start today
Talks begin in Melbourne today to lift what began as a 2001 pact between New Zealand and Singapore to a powerful "new generation" regional free trade deal that the United States has made a top trade priority.
S’pore, EU launch FTA talks
Singapore and the European Union will launch negotiations for a free trade agreement with the first round of talks scheduled to take place in Singapore from March 8 to 12
EU trade chief to visit India
The European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, is due to travel to Singapore to launch negotiations on a free trade agreement (FTA) and to Delhi "to inject new momentum into the ongoing FTA negotiations"
Singapore, Costa Rica conclude free trade negotiations
The agreement eliminates tariffs, liberalises trade in services and gives new protection to investors.
Kenyan premier proposes free trade pact with Singapore
Visiting Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has proposed a free trade agreement between Singapore and a group of African nations, the city-state’s foreign ministry said Monday.
S’pore, Costa Rica, to ink FTA
It will be Costa Rica’s first with an Asian country
EU to launch FTA negotiations with individual ASEAN countries, beginning with Singapore
"While we don’t lose sight of our ultimate goal of achieving an agreement within a regional framework, I welcome today’s decision which will allow us to move forward and re-engage with this important region through negotiations with individual ASEAN member states," EU Trade Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner said.
Singapore, EU agree to start FTA talks
Singapore and the European Union have agreed to begin talks for a free trade agreement, "paving the way for an EU-ASEAN FTA."
FTA with Singapore ’good’ for both
A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Singapore would be beneficial because it would result in more opportunities with Sri Lanka, currently attempting to develop itself as a hub to India and a financial hub; particularly due to the country’s existing respective FTAs with India and with Pakistan, a top Singapore businessman has said.